Windstorm Engineering - New Construction
Design structures to meet the state and local wind codes
Provide specifications for construction
Inspect structure during construction
File Paperwork with the state for WPI-8 Certificate of Compliance to obtain windstorm insurance
Windstorm Engineering - Post Construction
Assess structures that were built without design or inspections via non- invasive structural investigation
Provide plan for bringing the structure into compliance
Perform minimal invasive forensics (in some cases)
Inspect retrofits for compliance
File Paperwork with the state for WPI-8 Certificate of Compliance to obtain windstorm insurance
Structural Engineering
Design wood structural framing for residential and small commercial structures
Design piling, pier and beam or slab on grade foundations
Design Steel and Concrete beams, columns, walls, floors
Design retaining walls and bulkheads
Design with specialty products – SIP Panels, Hebel Walls, ICF Walls, AAC
Coordinate with Post Tension slab designer when required
Inspections & Permitting

GLO Packages
V-Zone Letters
City Required Letters
County IRC Compliance Inspections
Post Construction Certifications
WPI-8 Certifications


Pre-Engineered Home Plans & Drafting

New House Plans, Additions, Renovations
Small Commercial Design and space planning
Site Plans
Coordination with Commercial Compliance Specialist for TDLR application, ADA compliance, Energy Code Compliance (COM Check)

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Ten designs to choose from!


Why Do You Need A Windstorm Engineer?

Many people know they are living in a high wind zone and there will be special construction considerations when building. But most don’t know exactly what value a windstorm engineer adds to a building.

Every building is designed based on many factors, including location, size, height, roof slope, number of windows and doors, geometry, flood zone, and many more. Because there are so many variables that affect the design, each building is designed based on its unique characteristics.

Many people think because their neighbor’s house was done a certain way theirs will be too. While there may be similarities, unless the house is a exact duplicate, that scenario is unlikely.

One other misconception is that large glass window walls are typical. While they certainly can be accommodated in the design, what people do not see is what is behind the sheetrock. Many times, steel columns and beams, or large wood beams are needed to transfer the loads around those openings.

An engineer can help navigate all these requirements, perform the needed calculations, and perform the needed inspections, as contracted, to make sure the required items are installed.

We like to be involved during architectural design or shortly thereafter so we can have adequate time to perform engineering before a permit is needed. With Aran & Franklin involved, your home or business can perform its best during the worst conditions.

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Texas City, TX 77591
P: 409-935-5200
F: 409-935-5209

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Corpus Christi, Tx 78415
P: 409-935-5200 / 855-WIND-ENG

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Beaumont, TX 77708
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Cape Coral, FL 33904
P: 239-268-1001

8419 Emmett F Lowry Expy
Texas City, TX 77591
P: 409-935-5200
F: 409-935-5209



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